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Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome
Pistachio trees with Bushy Top Syndrome can exhibit symptoms shortly after planting. Trees with PBTS do not develop normally.

Pistachio growers hit by Bushy Top Syndrome eligible for TAP funds

Meetings slated to help growers affected by Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome apply for government assistance

Several regional meetings are slated across California to inform pistachio growers affected by Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome of opportunities to apply for government assistance through the Farm Service Agency.

Bushy Top Syndrome was designated as a natural disaster and is approved for the USDA Tree Assistance Program. USDA FSA representatives will be on site at the various meetings to help eligible growers complete their applications.

Meetings are as follows:

  • Sacramento: Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the California Farm Bureau office, 2300 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento.
  • Madera: Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m., Madera Municipal Golf Course, 23200 Ave. 17, Madera.
  • Tulare: Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m., Southern Calif. Edison AGTAC building, 4175 South Laspina, Tulare.
  • Bakersfield: Oct. 18, 2-4 p.m., Cooperative Extension Office, 1031 South Mount Vernon Ave., Bakersfield.

Register online at

For questions, contact the American Pistachio Growers at 559-475-0435.

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